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Kidron Valley Monumental tombs - נחל קדרון

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Hidden : 04/09/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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The Kidron Valley is the valley on the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem, separating the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. It continues east through the Judean desert, towards the Dead Sea, descending 4,000 feet (1,200 m) along its 20-mile (32 km) course.

The Hebrew Bible calls the upper course Emek Yehoshafat, the "Valley of Josaphat". It appears in Jewish eschatologic prophecies, which include the return of Elijah, followed by the arrival of the Messiah, and the War of Gog and Magog and Judgment Day.

The three monumental tombs on the eastern side of the Kidron Valley are among the most well-known landmarks of ancient Jerusalem. These are, from north to south, the so-called "Tomb of Absalom" (Hebrew: Yad Avshalom), which rises in front of "Tomb of Jehoshaphat" cave, the Tomb of Benei Hezir (Benei Hezir is the Hebrew for "sons of Hezir", meaning the Hezir priestly family), and the so-called "Tomb of Zechariah", which could quite likely be the nefesh (monument placed near a grave so as to be seen from afar) of the Tomb of Benei Hezir.
(From Wikipedia)

נַחַל קִדְרוֹן (בערבית ואדי אַ-נַאר) הוא נחל במדבר יהודה היורד מאזור העיר העתיקה בירושלים ונשפך לים המלח סמוך ליישוב אבנת מדרום לנחל קומראן ומצפון לנחל דרגה. אורכו של הנחל כ-34 ק"מ, ושטח אגן ההיקוות שלו כ-115 קמ"ר.

בין הקברים הידועים המצויים בנחל נמצאים יד אבשלום, קבר בני חזיר, קבר זכריה וקבר רבי עובדיה מברטנורה. (מוויקיפדיה)

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Frr fcbvyre va wqribe'f ybt

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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